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'''Wesley Clair Mitchell''' (August 5, 1874 – October 29, 1948) was an American economist known for his empirical work on business cycles and for guiding the National Bureau of Economic Research in its first decades.
School traditionInstitutional economics
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Birth date{{Birth date|1874|08|05}}
Birth placeRushville, Illinois, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|1948|10|29|1874|8|5|mf=y}}
Death placeNew York City, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
InstitutionNational Bureau of Economic Research|NBER 1920–45
Columbia University 1913–44
University of California, Berkeley|UC Berkeley 1903–12
University of Chicago 1899–1903
FieldPolitical economics
Macroeconomics
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
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